Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


In between my regular studio paintings I have been working on a new series celebrating nightlife and joie de vivre. I've been feeling fed up with the news, you know? Some days you feel like it's all darkness, drear and the same old business over and over again. It can wear a person down. So one day this fall I had had it and decided to push myself to celebrate lightness, fun and maybe even frivolity :) I've adopted a new colour palette and vibe for this collection, so while I will carry on with regular work I will be throwing these into the mix too.
The first piece is "Showtime" and is acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas / 30"x40" / $1350.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

I am very happy to share that the book I illustrated, Christmas at the Stable, The Animals Tell Their Stories, has been printed! This was a book I worked on over May and June. It was written by the lovely, talented Kim Funk. Thank you Kim for the opportunity to illustrate your story <3 span=""> If you would like to order a copy, click here.
And here are a couple of illustrations from the book!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

Paintings for A Square Affair!

Here are my finished paintings for A Square Affair (13th Street Winery, St. Catharines, Ontario) THIS Friday. You are cordially invited! All paintings at this show are 12"x12" and are $195 + HST.
Info can be found here.
From left to right: When Everything Was Magical, Sweety Pie, Renewal. Oil on gallery wrapped canvas.
Hope to see you there!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

New Work for "A Square Affair"

My second painting for A Square Affair Art Exhibition and Sale. September 16th at 13th Street Winery, St. Catharines, Ontario. 
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas / 12"x12"
#handmademarketniagara #kimrempelart

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

New Work for "A Square Affair"

Fresh off the easel! This will be one of my paintings at A Square Affair Art Exhibition and Sale, Friday, September 16, 7-9pm (alongside The Handmade Market). All paintings are 12"x12" and will sell for $195+HST. 13th Street Winery, St. Catharines.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016


A detail of a work in progress:
A studio visitor I had last week:
And a shot of my music delivery device :) Old school.
Summers are pretty jammed around here. This stage of my life : ) I wouldn't have it any other way but when school and the normal routine return in September I can really buckle down and get locked into my work. That's good too. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Across from Neddes Harbour Inn, Norris Point, Newfoundland. Acrylic sketch on terra skin.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Smokey cod and shrimp chowder

It came with a couple Purity crackers and was delicious on a chilly day! The Old Store Cafe, Norris Point, Newfoundland. Acrylic sketch on terra skin paper.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland

I've just returned from a camping trip to Newfoundland, Canada. I was able to do some painting and sketching so I'll be sharing them with you over the next bit! This was in the beautiful town of Rocky Harbour.

Friday, June 24, 2016


And last but not least, here is the rooster. Someone asked me the title of the book. It is called "Christmas at the Stable" and is written by Kimberly Funk.

Thursday, June 23, 2016


No. 5 of 6 animals in the book I'm illustrating. I really like this guy :)

Monday, June 20, 2016


Another animal in the children's book. Four down, two more to go :)

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016


And here is my next animal illustration for the book: a camel.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Still here!

Well, it's been a while :) Still here, but this is definitely the longest break from posting I've ever taken. I've been working away and a lot has been happening but I have gone through social media/posting fatigue I guess. However...I'm back in the saddle and here is the month in review.
1. I marked my 7th year Blogivesary last week. Seven years! Maybe I was due for a time-out.
2. I got a job illustrating a children's book. My dream. This is what I majored in all those years ago at art school (advertising was my minor). I have been planning, sketching, drawing roughs, drawing final roughs, transferring drawings and painting madly for the past few weeks. I received permission from the author to share some of the finished illustrations here so here is my first one:
3. I sold a few paintings this month. Always good for the soul (and paying bills :) Here they are:
 All In / SOLD
 Cosmos with lemons / SOLD
 Spring bouquet / SOLD

And that's about it for today. Thanks for reading!
Oh - one more thing. There are a lot of things in the news lately that have crushed our hearts. I just found this bit of writing and would like to share. Take care everyone!

We make our lives out of chaos and hope. And love. 

~Bones, "Mother and Child in the Bay," original airdate 2006 September 6th, spoken by the character Angela Montenegro, writing credits S.Nathan, H.Hanson, K.Reichs, and N.Hawley

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Making Waves

New work!
"Making Waves", 23"x30", acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas, $975.

In other news I am very happy to announce that I am now being represented by Art Etc Gallery Shop at the Burlington Art Gallery in Burlington, Ontario. This is an incredible and inspiring space and I am so pleased to have art for sale and rent there. Additionally, I just received word that they have sold "Sunny Side of the Street". Thank you! 
Sunny Side of the Street / SOLD
Also, I continue to be represented by the awesome folks at Canvas Gallery for Toronto-area art lovers. Cheers!

Monday, April 25, 2016


Here are my quick sketches from day 4-7 of the #100dayprojectkimrempelart.
Day 7. Some twisted branches outside my window. Feels like fall but apparently it's spring ; )
 Day 6. My dented Tilley hat. Worked pretty hard in the yard yesterday : )
 Day 5. My crassula (or Shrek plant as I affectionately cal it).
Day 4. Rhubarb.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Sweet Life + #100dayproject

The Sweet Life / 30"x40" / gallery wrapped canvas / $1,350
And below is the painting to show size, paired with a smaller one I thought looked quite nice with it: Narrative of Love / 16"x20" / gallery wrapped canvas / $560.

Day 3 sketch for the #100dayproject.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Quick Sketch!

Day 2 of the ‪#‎100dayproject‬. So many errands today, a birthday to celebrate, a meal to enjoy... and a quick sketch before bed. zzz...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

100 Day Project

Today I started the 100 Day Project. If you're on Instagram, check it out! I will be sketching in ink  - subject matter wide open. this is not in place of my studio painting - more of a compliment. So, here's Day 1! I sat outside by my pansies and drew. So nice to be enjoying some warm weather!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Dreams of You

A dear friend of mine asked me to paint a portrait of her as a special gift for her husband. As you may know, I haven't done figures in years! It really stretched my painting muscles. I called on a few painting friends for critiques and advice along the way, and this was the end result. I'm happy to report he loved it 
36"x48" / acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

Friday, April 8, 2016

Tuesday, April 5, 2016


Malcolm Liepke: Sleeping Baby.

Andrea Kowch: The Road She Walks, 20"x16", acrylic on canvas

William Morris. "Brer Rabbit" 1882, England.

Elly Smallwood. Acrylic sketch.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Spring Update!

Just a catch-up from last week.
1. Last week I brought Totem and Wanderlust over to Canvas Gallery. If you'd like to see them in person, please pop on over!
Totem / 60"x36", mixed media on cradled wood panel. $2100.

Wanderlust / 24"x36", acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. $1050.

And I also got word from Canvas Gallery that they sold Secret Garden! One of my favourites. 
Secret Garden / SOLD

And in other social media news, I am now on Instagram. A little late to the party, but if you are on Instagram I am kimrempelart. I am just getting my feet wet but there you will find art posts as well as the odd home craft and other bits of things that inspire me. Thanks everyone and happy weekend!